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Webinar & Q&A

Intersectionality in the workplace: manager and supervisee perspectives

Exploring intersectionality in the workplace: manager and supervisee perspectives on sharing protected characteristics, anti-racism and privilege.

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Intersectionality in the workplace: manager and supervisee perspectives
Intersectionality in the workplace: manager and supervisee perspectives

Time & Location

24 Aug 2023, 19:30 – 21:00 BST

Webinar & Q&A

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Join us for a conversation with May Lam (she/they) and Kate Boot (she/her) as they explore intersectionality in the workplace and their experiences as manager and supervisee.

Kate & May worked closely together previously, and continue to be good friends. Whilst they share particular protected characteristics, being both neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+, they are also very different people with differing personalities, strengths and support needs.

As a person of colour, May experiences racism often and whilst Kate cannot speak to this experience, she has begun her own journey into anti-racist practice, not only clinically but as a manager and leader. She believes in using her privilege to create meaningful change, and to speak out when she witnesses racism in practice.

Kate & May openly speak about being neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+. They are both active on Twitter and LinkedIn, sharing their experiences with others to raise awareness and acceptance of intersectionality in the Allied Health Professions.

This conversation aims to explore candidly, topics which may feel out of reach to others or uncomfortable to explore. Kate & May invite people to join with a curiosity and openness to sit with the discomfort and reflect on how they to can create safe spaces for others in the workplace. Whether that be students on placement, supervisees, colleagues or in advocating for systems level change with their own managers, commissioners and policy makers.

Kate & May will reference helpful models during the event, which you can find here:

* Kerry Murphy's (@eyfs4m) Neurodiversity Affirming Zones of Practice - https://www.canva.com/design/DAFcx1xb3IA/HsQIvtLD5--sWEkHAgGwTA/edit?utm_content=DAFcx1xb3IA&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

* Ibrahim (2020) Anti-racism model - https://www.rcslt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Workshop-materials-post-event.pdf

Kate Boot is a late discovered AuDHD (autistic and ADHD) Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and Sensory Integration Practitioner. She is passionate about providing neurodiversity affirming support and is committed to her own learning and unlearning of ableist approaches.

Since 2019, Kate has clinically led multi-disciplinary teams of Allied Health Professionals and Psychological Practitioners and has supported private specialist care and education providers to build and develop clinical services across the Southwest.

One of Kate’s specialisms is in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and in 2021 she won the Sex Education Forum’s Educator of the Year for Innovation, due to her work in using SLT to build the mental capacity of neurodivergent learners assessed as lacking capacity to consent to sex.

She has recently launched the first Community of Practice for SLT’s working in RSE alongside Dr Claire Bates from Supported Loving, her own independent practice to deliver ND affirming RSE related training to other professionals and is co-authoring a ND affirming RSE resources for Speechmark.

Kate is co-chair of the UK SLT Pride Network and in this role is working alongside the RCSLT to develop guidance and tools for SLT’s and SLT services to use to provide LGBTQ+ safe working environments for LGBTQ+ colleagues and service users.

Alongside May, Kate is co-founder of the UK’s first ND affirming SLT Clinical Excellence Network, due to launch in Autumn 2023 (follow on Twitter @ndasltcen).

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